Latest posts by KT53

weeding borders

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:46

Poor from my experience.  The head is so small it simply bounces off any small stones.  I have another similar tool from a different manufacturer which has a much deeper head and works far better.  The speed weeder also started to rust very quickly.


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:39
Dovefromabove says:

I just think it's so sad when neighbours are regarded as strangers

Last edited: 04 August 2017 10:48:55

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 I agree with the idea, but not everybody does.  We've lived in the same house for nearly 30 years and do get on well with the neighbours.  The only exception is the people who move in 2 doors down from us a few years ago.  I tried speaking to them when I saw them in their front garden and was completely blanked by them.  I spoke to our immediate neighbour and he said he was given exactly the same treatment.  There is virtually no communication between them and any of their neighbours.

Raised bed against fence

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:37
hogweed says:

How high  is the raised bed? If it is only a couple of feet high, use breeze blocks at the fence. You won't need to mortar then, just lay them on top of each other offsetting the joins. They are heavy enough not to move if only 3 or 4 high. 

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 If the blocks aren't mortared they will definitely move once soil is built up against them.  Breeze blocks are quite heavy but no match for the pressure the soil will apply to them.

Are the fence posts timber or concrete?  If concrete you could use concrete gravel board stood against the posts.  The weight of soil will hold them in place.  That won't work with timber posts due to the spacing.

what do I do first

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 21:16

It's much easier to lay the turf if there aren't any plants in the way.  Once the turf is down and cut back to the border line there's no reason why you can't plant up immediately at that point.  Just make sure you stand on boards to protect the turf.

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:15

If it's only 4 1/2 ft high I'm assuming it's currently on dwarf walls or similar.  A greenhouse that size, made from timber, is going to be pretty heavy and I wouldn't want to try and move it in one piece even on dollies.


Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:09

Robert, are you Bob Flowerdew in disguise??

Moving a greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:07

You don't say what size the greenhouse is, but whatever the size you really do need to remove the glass before trying to relocate it.  From the terminology I suspect you aren't in the UK, and I have no idea how far 2 blocks is. 

Cat mess

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:56

High powered water pistol filled with vinegar or lemon juice should help deter them.  If they are made uncomfortable enough they will go and **** elsewhere.

Water barrel lining

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 14:59

Would it be practical to lift the barrel out and line the hole with heavy duty plastic, then replace the barrel.  That way any water still leaking out would be retained and may help the wood to expand faster.

Brightened up a traffic jam!

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 12:42

Nothing to do with vans, but on holiday in Canada we saw a sign for Beancounters Inc, a firm of accountants.  Who says accountants have no sense of humour?

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